Weekly Feature

2017-12-06 / Editorial

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SAVE THE DATE — In December, there are many festive events for the whole family.

Breakfast with Santa will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road. The festive family event includes a light breakfast, reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by Mrs. Claus, a magic show and a photograph on Santa’s lap.

The cost is $5 per person, and children ages 2 and younger are not charged. The breakfast includes bagels, doughnut holes, juice, milk and coffee. Preregistration is required. For more information, contact Nicole Fields at 831-1001 or nfields@tonawanda.ny.us.

There will also be a Breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the North Tonawanda Senior Center, 110 Goundry St. Tickets cost $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 4 to 12, and no charge for children younger than 3. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, coffee cake, juice and coffee.

The program is limited to 50 North Tonawanda residents, and tickets are available at the Recreation Department, 500 Wheatfield St. For more information, contact the Recreation office at 695-8520.

A Santa Lucia Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Augustana Lutheran Church, 3143 Eggert Road in Tonawanda.

Children will present the story of Santa Lucia in a 30-minute play that honors and celebrates the Swedish heritage of the church, which was founded in 1883. The family-friendly event is free, and a special visitor from the North Pole has been invited to make a brief appearance.

The pageant will be followed by coffee and desserts. For more information, call 832-5720.

A Christmas concert will be presented by the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas Post 264 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St. in North Tonawanda.

The 85-member band will be performing a variety of holiday works and is currently directed by Michael Shaw, instrumental music instructor at Frontier High School. Tickets cost $16 and are available at the Riviera Theatre box office or online at www.rivieratheatre.org.

The Kenmore Merchants Association also invites residents to attend its sixth annual Stop, Sip & Shop the Blocks from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in the Village of Kenmore.

Attendees can enjoy shopping for the holidays while supporting small and local businesses. There will be food, drinks and carolers.

POLICE ACADEMY — If you’re interested in trying something different in the new year, you might want to check out the Kenmore Citizen’s Police Academy, which will begin its 20th session in mid-January. Applications are being accepted for the 3½-hour sessions that will be held for 11 weeks.

These classes offer an in-depth look into the operations of the Kenmore Police Department and cover police dispatch/911 systems, vehicle and traffic law, crime scene investigation, juvenile bureau and accident investigation, among other topics. It will also include a K-9 demonstration and a police ride-along.

Reservations are required, and class size is limited. For more information, contact Lt. David Lewandowski at 875-1234.

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